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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISAFFECTED

It has been said, it seems, that I not only belong to, but head a disaffected party in this town.

She had to answer, she knew now, unless she was to dismiss him, disaffected.

Probably the Irishmen were disaffected; for many of them joined the enemy.

At bottom these disaffected minds have too much misplaced self-respect.

The war continues to be carried on solely in the disaffected region.

I am convinced that the proportion of disaffected men was comparatively small.

The enemy, it was found, were daily gathering strength from the disaffected.

In London, too, the people were as disaffected as in the west.

They are all a disaffected and rebellious army, who will not obey their Captain.

Only the Tories and the disaffected were frightened by these back-countrymen.

WORD ORIGIN

"estranged, hostile," usually in reference to authority, 1630s, past participle adjective from disaffect. Related: Disaffectedly; disaffectedness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISAFFECTED

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.